Funding Guidelines

Areas of Interest:

  • Educational opportunities for deserving and needy students
  • Preservation and protection of the natural environment
  • Medical research and care for the treatment, prevention and cure of arthritis, blindness and diabetes
  • Assistance for the poor, especially those of Appalachia and those of American Indian ancestry
  • Assistance and care for orphaned children who are unlikely to be adopted because of age, handicap, or for other reasons

Geographic Restrictions:
Florida, Appalachia, and other select locations within in the United States.

Grant Information:
In 2019 the Trust distributed 65 grants. The majority were one year in duration and ranged in size from $5,000 to $125,000.

Application Deadline:
The Application Deadline is September 15th, firm.

Applications must be date/time stamped no later than 11:59 pm on the due date. All information required must be complete at the time of submittal. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications in advance of the deadline.

Notification Date:
Applicants will be notified in writing of the acceptance or rejection of their request generally within three months of the application deadline.

Grant Restrictions:
The Trust first prioritizes efforts in the Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties of Florida; followed by the Appalachia region and then extends to national reach at the discretion of the Trustees.

After a grant is made, the grantee organization is required to complete a final report of grant expenditures with financial and programmatic information. Future grant requests will not be considered if reports on previous grants are not completed.